Let’s meet LA Rams 4th OL signed to the roster since 2022 started

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The LA Rams offensive linemen continue to succumb to the beatdown of injuries that continues to hammer at the roster. Just this week, the LA Rams learned that offensive linemen Alaric Jackson and Chandler Brewer are heading to injured reserve. The hope was that left guard David Edwards, who has been out for four weeks due to reentering the NFL concussion protocol for the second consecutive week, would return was dashed when the news that he suffered a setback and would not be moved to the team’s active roster after all.

More injuries with no end in sight.

And so, for the fourth time this season, the LA Rams front office is adding another offensive lineman to reinforce a dangerously thin roster. This time, the player is former San Diego State offensive lineman Zachary Thomas, a player who was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 186th overall selection of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Rams signed him directly to the active roster:

So what can we tell you about him?

He was a rather well-regarded prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft, projected to be drafted early on Day 3. Because he is a 308-pound versatile collegiate offensive lineman for San Diego State, he was projected to slide inside to an offensive guard role in the NFL.

As expected, the LA Rams have searched high and low, and have signed Thomas off the Bears’ practice squad. Thomas is a very intriguing prospect, as he has many of the qualities that would make him an ideal player for the Rams to work with.

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The LA Rams have had some success by signing offensive linemen from the practice squad of other teams, and hopefully, that will be the case in this situation. Thomas is more than just a bandaid though, as he is ideally timed to remain in the Rams organization beyond this year, and develop even further in the Rams offense.

For now, Thomas will get the Rams crash course at playing for this team. And after giving the same course to Oday Aboushi, Matt Skura, and Ty Nsekhe already, the Rams should have this part of indoctrinating a new offensive lineman down to a science.

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